LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-31-2005, 07:32 PM   #1
scm86
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Florida
Distribution: Fedora Core 5 2.6.16-1.2133_FC5smp
Posts: 96

Rep: Reputation: 15
Updating Firefox, old version refuses to leave


I am trying to update firefox to 1.0.6, and the old version, was originally 1.0.3, wouldn't go, everytime I started FF it opened the old version, even tho the new version launched after the installer quit, trying to launch it either by the command firefox or clicking on web browser icon gets te old version.

After playing around with it, I have ended up back at 1.0.1, please, tell me what I'm doing wrong...

I'm on FC3, and have been downloading the installer from mozilla's site...

Thanks,

Scott "Feeling Stupid" McNeely
 
Old 08-31-2005, 09:23 PM   #2
IBall
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
Posts: 2,088

Rep: Reputation: 62
When you installed the new version, it has installed into another place - ie the old version is /usr/lib/firefox, and the new version has been installed to /usr/local/firefox.

The command "firefox" in your path is probably a symbolic link to the old firefox - "firefox" is probably a symbolic link in /usr/bin to /usr/lib/firefix/firefox.

The way to fix this is:
1) First check that I am right - find the symbolic link in /usr/bin, find the old firefox directory and the new firefox directory.

2) If I am right, remove the symbolic link, and replace it with a new symbolic link to the new firefox executable:
Code:
rm /usr/bin/firefox
ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin
Assuming that the new firefox executable is /usr/local/firefox/firefox. You have to be root to do this.

Let me know if you have any problems
--Ian
 
Old 09-01-2005, 04:44 PM   #3
scm86
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Florida
Distribution: Fedora Core 5 2.6.16-1.2133_FC5smp
Posts: 96

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks, I knew i couldn't be too hard...

Scott McNeely
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Updating Firefox nygeek05 Slackware 5 11-14-2005 07:34 PM
Vidalinux Version Updating dbzw Linux - Distributions 10 06-11-2005 01:12 AM
updating Firefox jaakkop Linux - Software 1 11-15-2004 10:22 AM
Updating Gnome to the newest version Shadzilla Linux - Software 1 01-20-2004 08:35 AM
Kernel Version and updating DMAN Linux - Software 2 01-16-2002 10:38 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:22 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration